• Life amid the Levees
    Will the California Delta survive the pressures of a thirsty state?
    By Jacob Shea
  • Through a Glass, Brightly
    Exploring the wilderness above.
    By Jeremy Miller
  • A Fine Balance
    Scientists and the Haida people are restoring the natural and cultural landscapes of a remote park in Canada.
    By Carol Patterson
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Latest News

Mexico’s Standing Rock? Sempra, TransCanada Face Indigenous Pipeline Resistance South of Border

Yaqui and Otomi communities challenge natural gas projects on the ground, in court

Since Mexico privatized its oil and gas resources in 2013, border-crossing pipelines including those owned by Sempra Energy and TransCanada have come under intense scrutiny and legal challenges, particularly from Indigenous peoples. Photo by Andrea ArzabaA Yaqui community based in Loma de Cacum, Mexico is challenging Sempra…
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Tiny Houses, Big Resistance

Indigenous activists erecting tiny homes along proposed path of Trans Mountain pipeline

Ten tiny houses festooned with aboriginal artwork will soon be wheeled into the traditional territory of the Secwepemc Nation and placed in the path of a proposed new tar sands oil pipeline. The Tiny House Warriors anti-pipeline and Indigenous rights campaign led…
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Vehicles Now America’s Biggest CO2 Source But EPA Is Tearing Up Regulations

Transport overtook power generation for climate-warming emissions in 2017 as the Trump administration is reversing curbs on auto industry pollution

Some of the most common avatars of climate change — hulking power stations and billowing smokestacks — may need a slight update. For the first time in more than 40 years, the largest source of greenhouse gas pollution in the US isn’t…
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Tiny Bubbles Wrapped in Feathers

The delicate work of raising and releasing orphaned baby hummingbirds

They flash in front of flowers and feeders for seconds, wings a blur, and then whiz away. Next they’re back — but before you can gasp at the beauty, they’re off again. A glittering fragment of a rainbow; a flamingo comet; a…
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For the Love of Parks

It’s time for Congress to step up and help preserve our public lands

Staring out the window of my boyfriend’s Suzuki, I try not to think about the problems ahead. It’s almost New Years Eve and we both should be excited right now, on our way to celebrate under the stars at Big Bend National…
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When Big Apple Comes to Town

How a small community in the Italian Alps put out a clarion call for a pesticide-free future

For hundreds of years, the people of Mals — a tiny village in the South Tyrol province of northern Italy — had cherished their traditional foodways and kept their local agriculture organic. Yet the town is located high up in the Alps,…
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Voices

May Boeve
The co-founder of 350.org talks about why the climate movement needs radical change.
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Laura Bridgeman
Animal rights activist Laura Bridgeman writes about how a meeting with a dolphin changed the course of her life..
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Current Issue

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Six Ways of Seeing a Rhinoceros Auklet

We no longer know what to expect of our oceans.
By Eric Wagner

A Bumpy Ride

Guyana’s ambitious low-carbon development initiative has not had it easy.
By Erica Gies

Big Food and Public Health Don’t Mix

The very brands perceived as the purveyors of healthy, clean cuisine are peddling sugary drinks and processed foods that are the source of ill health.
By Anna Lappé

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